We’d be lying if we said we were anywhere near the Rio this past weekend. Actually we’d be lying if we said we remember where we were this weekend or how we ended up in the back of a Coupe de Ville off Hwy 376 outside Carvers, Nevada, or let alone, what happened to our kidneys. But nonetheless we’re back in Las Vegas today and to get you, and us, back to speed, below are some quick updates on what’s happened with some links to jump to.
:: Elezra Takes Nguyen in Drunken Stud Fest - Everyone knows that seven card stud hi-lo is a drunk man’s game and so it’s no suprprise that Event #24, the $3,000 7CS Hi-Lo event, came down to a beer-soused bettor’s brawl between high stakes card tosser Eli Elezra and the mullet prince of poker Scotty Nguyen. Elezra, who by all accounts got the drunkest, ended up winning the event to take home his first WSOP bracelet. – Bodog Beat
:: From Bust to Win, D-Dub Rolls to Victory in $5K Bellagio Event - David Williams busted out of a WSOP event last Thursday faster than a Bangkok hooker hooked on Adderall, then rolled on over to the Bellago in his new Bentley Coupe to play their $5,000 event. A day later the WSOP bracelet winner beat out a final table that included Roland de Wolfe, David Dicken and John Gale for the first place prize of $130,000 and $25K seat to the next WPT Championship. – PokerListings.com
:: Scott Clement Stares Down Victory in $1500 PLO Event - Scott Clements is scary, stare-y good at poker, dominating the final table in the $1500 PLO event at the 2007 WSOP just like he did last year when he won his first WSOP bracelet in Omaha Hi/Lo and his first WPT title at the Canadian Open Championship. The 25-year-old,
:: Nice Guy Ben Ponzio Wins Event #25, the $2,000 No-Limit Hold’em Event - Not much else to say besides Ben Ponzio, a really nice guy, won event #25, the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em Event at the 2007 WSOP. He won $599,467 in addition to the gold bracelet. – CardPlayer.com
:: Phil Hellmuth’s Ego Celebrates Record 60th Cash, Seeks 12th Bracelet -
Photos of Joanna Krupa in the latest issue of RALPH because unlike all of the above players, she is Joanna Krupa.